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THEOLOGY IN COLOR

Word Magazine March 1987 Page 8 THEOLOGY IN COLOR by Father Nicholas Ozolin Why do we Orthodox like to speak about “theology in color” and what does this expression stand for? Concerning “theology,” things seem to be rather clear. For an Orthodox Christian this word means the knowledge and teaching of the Church about God, [...]

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WHAT DO ICONS MEAN?

Word Magazine December 2000 Page 22-23 WHAT DO ICONS MEAN? By Michael Goltz The iconography of our Orthodox Church, with all of its symbolism and spiritual meaning, is central to the Church’s teaching. People are greatly influenced by what they contemplate, and so the Church, in its love for its faithful, has given us iconography [...]

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WHAT ORTHODOX ICONOGRAPHY IS

Word Magazine September 1964 Page 5-6 WHAT ORTHODOX ICONOGRAPHY IS by Photios Kontoglu The religion of Christ is the reve­lation, by Him, of the truth. And this truth is the knowledge of the true God and of the spiritual world. But the spiritual world is not what men used to—and still do—call “spiritual.” Christ calls [...]

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FRESCO HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE

THE SACRED ART JOURNAL VOLUME 13 NUMBER 3 SEPTEMBER 1992 A Publication of the St. John of Damascus Association of Orthodox Iconographers, Iconologists, and Architects FRESCO HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE Part 1 by Richard and Deborah Zuccarini Page103-112 Flgtze 1. Fresco painting and color grinding. From a Florentine print, c. 1465. MY FIRST INTRODUCTION to the [...]

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FRESCO HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE Part 2

THE SACRED ART JOURNAL A Publication of the St. John of Damascus Association of Orthodox Iconographers, Iconologists, and Architects FRESCO HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE Part 2 by Richard and Deborah Zuccarini Church of Kurbinovo, Yugoslavia. Although painting in fresco continued to be part of the basic training of artists; Francisco Goyo (1746-18288), for instance, painted in [...]

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Holy Icons: Theology in Color

Sacred Art Journal Volume 15 Number 1; Spring 1994 - Page 5 - 12 Holy Icons: Theology in Color by Dennis Bell President, St. John of Damascus Association Holy icons cannot be isolated from the rest of liturgical tradition and studied in terms of simple aesthetics. They must remain in the context of liturgy, theology, [...]

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ICONS DIFFER FROM ALL OTHER ART IN ITS MYSTICISM

Word Magazine May 1958 Page 4 ICONS DIFFER FROM ALL OTHER ART IN ITS MYSTICISM by The Rev. Daniel H.B. Montgomery Pastor of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Beaumont, Texas We do not have to be experts in art to tell at a glance that the art of the icon is radically different from any other [...]

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ICONS DIFFER FROM ALL OTHER ART IN ITS MYSTICISM

Word Magazine May 1958 Page 4 ICONS DIFFER FROM ALL OTHER ART IN ITS MYSTICISM by The Rev. Daniel H.B. Montgomery Pastor of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Beaumont, Texas We do not have to be experts in art to tell at a glance that the art of the icon is radically different from any other [...]

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ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS AND HIS THEOLOGY OF HOLY IMAGES

Word Magazine April 1977 Page 13 ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS AND HIS THEOLOGY OF HOLY IMAGES Father Joseph Antypas On the theology of the Holy Images, the place of St. John of Damascus is quite important and far-reaching. Very little is known about the life of St. John of Damascus. He was born in the [...]

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THE HOLY ICON: PIETY OR THEOLOGY?

Word Magazine June 1959 Page 9 THE HOLY ICON: PIETY OR THEOLOGY? By Aristeides Papadakis Holy Cross Orthodox Theological School “I have seen the human image of God, and my soul is saved.” ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS The Eastern Orthodox Church is par excellence the worshipping Church. Faith without worship can have no meaning for [...]

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